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post #1 of 12 Old 05-04-2015, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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I was curious how the turning circle on the CX-3 compared to my Vibe and the HR-V. My Vibe is rated at 36.9 ft and the HR-V lists 37.4 ft. According to this Australian brochure I found (https://www.mazda.com.au/assets/cars...l-brochure.pdf), the CX-3 is 10.6 m which comes out to 34.8 ft! That's amazing! This thing must turn on a dime. I can't wait to drive one!

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Now that is impressive, something that should have those that live in cities liking the CX-3 slightly more than its competition. In the city, turning radius like this really shines.
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I wonder if they did anything specifically for the purpose of improving turning radius or if how they set it up without radius in mind, that this just happened to be the positive outcome.
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I imagine that the turning radius is more a product of the platform than the model. So the engineering expertise starts there.

I'll have to test out the turning radius specifically when I go for the test drive now.
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I imagine that the turning radius is more a product of the platform than the model. So the engineering expertise starts there.

I'll have to test out the turning radius specifically when I go for the test drive now.
Let us know how you like it!
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So what does the turning radius have to do with? Mainly the Length of the CX-3 or does it have to do with the design of the steering? Just curious.
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So what does the turning radius have to do with? Mainly the Length of the CX-3 or does it have to do with the design of the steering? Just curious.
Technically it's the curb to curb turning circle. I used the wrong term in the subject. It denotes the minimum distance 2 curbs would need to be apart for the car to U-turn between them and not hit the curb with its wheel.
Turning radius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...=1006020308606
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Looked up what its comparable to and a Honda Fit of all things has a similar turning radius, who would have known!
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Great for city driving having that maneuverability.
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That it is, especially during peak hours where cars are parked on streets and getting in and out can be tight.
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